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Something Wicked : Short Stories Review #1


Happy Halloween to all my readers and visitants who decided to make a trick or treating stop at Jessy's Bookends!

This Halloween Night we are discussing Something Wicked.  This is an anthology of short stories from the authors of Prom Dates To Die For, which I have reviewed here. Under Loch and Cay and Arach War are two of the tales on this book by Jenny Peterson and Lena Brown respectively. Both are easily read and highly entertaining.  Something Wicked  presents YA paranormal stories.  I consider Arach War to be more of a New Adult story while Under Loch and Cay is more clearly from YA genre.

The characters on Peterson's short are more tangible and I can see them in more than an episode.  A series could be developed from these characters.  They have background and defined purpose from the beginning and this makes them more concrete.

Arach War presents the mythology concept in college setting.  I liked the open ending of the story.  It generates questions:  What happens next?  Does she keeps human?  I won't write about who changes into a human.  That is for you to find.

The cover:
I can assume this cover was inspired by El día de los muertos (Day of the dead).  Looks wicked and mischievous.  From what I see, the dead will be angry because she likes flowers in big quantities.  She looks like someone you don't want to find on a dark alley... or anywhere.

Thanks to Buzz Books for providing me this copy for an honest review.  This book was reviewed according to its merits.

Stay tuned tomorrow for my second post.  I'll share my thoughts on two more stories from Something Wicked.

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